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Lady 'Toppers to play for state championship

Staff Report • Mar 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

MURFREESBORO — Science Hill High School's Lady Hilltoppers led 25-11 against Memphis Overton at halftime in the semifinals of the AAA state basketball tournament and quickly opened up a bigger lead in the second half.

Science Hill won 65-32. Shy Copney and Gabby Lyon were leading scorers with 12 points each. Tianna Tarter had 11. Morgan Knack had nine.

The Lady 'Toppers will play Saturday for the championship in a rematch of last year's final against Murfreesboro Riverdale. Tipoff is at 2 p.m Central time (3 p.m. locally.) The game will be televised on Tennessee's PBS stations.

Riverdale bested Science Hill in last year's final, 70-55.

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for more on the game.


The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones play in the AA semifinals at 4 p.m. CST today against Christ Presbyterian. The winner will play for the state championship Saturday at 6 p.m. CST.